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by adryan
2020-03-16 02:00:08
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Diacritics in Greek
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Diacritics in Greek

G'day, paieye et al First up, I don't know much about Greek typography. Next, the keyboard shortcuts you quote do not give me the same results using the System's Greek keyboard, so you may be using something else. However, the System also offers a Greek — Polytonic keyboard which allows you to hit o...
by adryan
2020-03-03 23:53:25
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: How to Find All Non-ASCII Characters
Replies: 15
Views: 1075

Re: How to Find All Non-ASCII Characters

G'day, ScottinPollock et al

I suspect that, in the font you are using, those character pairs are ligatures and not distinct ASCII characters.

Cheers,
Adrian
by adryan
2020-03-03 20:44:07
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: How to Find All Non-ASCII Characters
Replies: 15
Views: 1075

Re: How to Find All Non-ASCII Characters

G'day, raybythelake et al A few comments that may be helpful here. For a large range of technical Find/Replace expressions, see (in the Help menu) the Nisus Writer User Guide, P. 470–477. In a situation such as this, the Find expression could be quite complicated. It may be prudent to Find and Repla...
by adryan
2020-01-13 23:53:47
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Active Selection: Text Color
Replies: 5
Views: 985

Re: Active Selection: Text Color

G’day, salv0 et al

Have you looked here?

Preferences > Appearance > Colors > Selection > Active Selection, then set the color.

Cheers,
Adrian
by adryan
2020-01-13 20:04:49
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Weird Text Analysis Bug: possessive+.
Replies: 3
Views: 791

Re: Weird Text Analysis Bug: possessive+.

G’day, wF et al

It appears to be fixed in NWP 3.0.4. Text Analysis returns the same set of results for each of those paragraphs, correctly stating there are two sentences in each.

Cheers,
Adrian
by adryan
2019-12-28 00:47:20
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: How to prevent text to be modified
Replies: 14
Views: 2529

Re: How to prevent text to be modified

G'day, Philip et al Huge thanks, Philip, for these goodies. Ah, the power of exclamation marks! Reminds me of my favorite programming language (Forth). So, with your first one-line Macro as a guide, it's easy to create (and store!) a Macro for restoring one's favorite Find & Replace parameters, whic...
by adryan
2019-12-27 14:30:09
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: How to prevent text to be modified
Replies: 14
Views: 2529

Re: How to prevent text to be modified

G’day, lellius et al I’m very pleased it works for you. I will now offer some comments on the Find & Replace system in Nisus Writer because they are particularly pertinent in the current context. The problem with Find & Replace settings is a recurring one. The parameters remain the same until you ch...
by adryan
2019-12-21 03:50:21
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: How to prevent text to be modified
Replies: 14
Views: 2529

Re: How to prevent text to be modified

G’day, lellius et al I’m sorry if I’ve complicated things too much. I’ll try to simplify. Any command that completely prevents text from being modified would have to come from Nisus. This may not happen any time soon. My suggestions offer ways to work with what we have now. Try this:– (1) Create a C...
by adryan
2019-12-17 13:10:51
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: How to prevent text to be modified
Replies: 14
Views: 2529

Re: How to prevent text to be modified

G'day, lellius et al Thanks for explaining your reasons for wanting to prevent modification of chunks of text. In such circumstances, I think that a hardwired "Set in Concrete" command could be too heavy-handed. I've already mentioned footnote numbering as a possible stumbling block. At some stage y...
by adryan
2019-12-15 03:18:48
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: How to prevent text to be modified
Replies: 14
Views: 2529

Re: How to prevent text to be modified

G'day, lellius et al I've given this problem more thought, as I've found it intriguing. I suspect that some sort of "Spare Me" command might be difficult to implement. Footnote numbering comes to mind, but there could well be other issues whereby certain aspects of the text to be spared alteration m...
by adryan
2019-12-11 13:27:20
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: How to prevent text to be modified
Replies: 14
Views: 2529

Re: How to prevent text to be modified

G'day, lellius et al I am unaware of any such command. One possible workaround would be to take a screenshot of the text block (with Show Invisibles turned off) and insert the resultant image in the place of the original text. However, this would cause problems with Statistics (eg, word count), Tabl...
by adryan
2019-11-22 13:25:43
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: File Kind “Nisus Writer Glossary"
Replies: 3
Views: 1875

Re: File Kind “Nisus Writer Glossary"

G'day, Martin et al Thanks for the reply, Martin. I read the article you referred me to (thanks) and ran Onyx, which was one of the suggested maneuvers, but no change to the Kind. Faced with a choice between Martin's "Fret not" advice and wielding the Terminal scalpel to perform more major neurosurg...
by adryan
2019-11-22 03:52:05
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: File Kind “Nisus Writer Glossary"
Replies: 3
Views: 1875

File Kind “Nisus Writer Glossary"

G'day, all I have just now noticed that, when I save a new untitled NWP file with Format "Rich Text Format (RTF)", the file is saved with Kind set to "Nisus Writer Glossary" rather than to "rich text format (RTF)” which I think it always has been in the past. I see a few of my existing files with Ki...
by adryan
2019-11-03 21:20:46
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Formatting page
Replies: 2
Views: 1729

Re: Formatting page

G’day, msebban et al Have you tried the following? File > Page Setup… > Paper Size > Manage Custom Sizes… Click on the “+” sign to add a new Custom Size, give it a name, then enter the desired dimensions and click “OK”. You can then get your PDF document via the Print dialog or via File > Export As ...
by adryan
2019-10-25 02:48:46
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: deleting paragraph style B and replacing it with paragraph style A
Replies: 13
Views: 3777

Re: deleting paragraph style B and replacing it with paragraph style A

G’day, Philip et al

Much better, Philip!

I don’t think I’ve ever needed to do this on a mass scale before, so I wasn’t aware of that command. Thanks for pointing it out.

Cheers,
Adrian